barrel development at phantom carriage

down the line

over the last few months MS and I have been working on developing the barrel program for the phantom carriage.

  • since the inception of the project, three batches (two based on banning and one based on white) have been fermented and barreled with great initial results.  the oldest filled barrels are only a month in, but some are already deviating from the pack (for example, a barrel into which an older east coast yeast slurry was pitched is already exhibiting a slightly higher gravity and stronger acidity than its peers).
  • the youngest set of filled barrels is also primed for diversity – varying primary saccharomyces strains were pitched into some barrels and plenty of dregs from some outstanding bottles have been making their way into the lineup.  stay tuned for more developments as the racks grow taller and the bugs work their magic!

taking a peek               running comparisons

moving around

 

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